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Old 09-03-2012, 23:06   #1
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The look of the Westsail 32 is great! The price seems a tad higher than other boats. I love the tiller idea, big interior and heavier built hull. I'm curious too know of any sister ships or other nice looking, seaworthy boats as this one ( in either GPR or Steel). Or any information about these boats.
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Old 09-03-2012, 23:12   #2
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Re: Westsail and sister boats.

Tayanas
Dreadnaughts
Kendalls
Downeaster 38
Pacific Seacraft
Ingrid 38
Panda/Tashing/Baba
Valiant 40
Southern Cross 31
Hans Christian 33

There are tons. Have fun exploring options.
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Old 09-03-2012, 23:34   #3
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There are tons. Have fun exploring options.
These are some nice gems! I especially like the interior of the Hans Christian. Many of these boats I have not research. I'm having fun exploring as we speak
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Old 10-03-2012, 23:05   #4
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Re: Westsail and Sister Boats

Welcome Blue!
I have just stated consolidating Dreadnought info and pictures in my CF Photo Album. No much yet but a little bit to look at so take a peek at that.
There are a fair number of us here who like the sort of boat you're talking about and if you are curious about:
the Westsails, here's a spot (in case you haven't visited yet: WOA Home page. (Big happy 80th B'day to Bud Taplin!!)
This is the Tahiti Ketch users group at Yahoo: tahiti_ketch : Tahiti Ketch
Also might want to check out the Ingrid group here: Welcome Aboard - Ingrid Site
Oh, and let's not forget Bob Perrys' lovely Baba 30:
BABA 30
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Re: Westsail and Sister Boats

Search the Archives for this site, there are some very long and detailed threads on the W32. Actually, on a pound for pound and interior volume, the W32s are cheap. They are not the best boat for daysailing and coastal cruising in lightwind areas but are great boats for long distance cruising and live aboard. Here's another site with info. on Westsail WESTSAIL - WORLD CRUISER YACHT CO.
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Re: Westsail and Sister Boats

Here's a few other "comparables" that are somewhat similar in design, function and price:

Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
Baba 30
Valiant 32
True North 34
Willard 8 Ton
Fantasia 35
Union 36
Fuji 32/35
Shannon 28/28
Tayana 37
Alajuela 33
Liberty 28
Mariner 31/32
Sea Sprite 30/28

And many more...
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Here's a few other "comparables" that are somewhat similar in design, function and price:

Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
Baba 30
Valiant 32
True North 34
Willard 8 Ton
Fantasia 35
Union 36
Fuji 32/35
Shannon 28/28
Tayana 37
Alajuela 33
Liberty 28
Mariner 31/32
Sea Sprite 30/28

And many more...
Also, the union 32.
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Here's a few other "comparables" that are somewhat similar in design, function and price:

Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
Baba 30
Valiant 32
True North 34
Willard 8 Ton
Fantasia 35
Union 36
Fuji 32/35
Shannon 28/28
Tayana 37
Alajuela 33
Liberty 28
Mariner 31/32
Sea Sprite 30/28
I can add the Rafiki 37 and Rafiki 35 (although I have no direct experience with the 35s).
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Actually, on a pound for pound and interior volume, the W32s are cheap.
You are quite right I don't know where I was looking at the time (perhaps yatchworld) but many Westsails were sailing for 70k-100k but the link you gave me I see quite a few for around 30k-45k very well price.

Sort of random but I'm not totally familiar with the use of a bowsprit. I've heard good things like added sail area, a place to have your anchor roller, a nice place for a good view and something about adjusting the headsail as it ages... do you know anything about the latter (headsail aging and adjusting by using the bowsprit somehow)?
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Here's a few other "comparables" that are somewhat similar in design, function and price:

Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
Baba 30
Valiant 32
True North 34
Willard 8 Ton
Fantasia 35
Union 36
Fuji 32/35
Shannon 28/28
Tayana 37
Alajuela 33
Liberty 28
Mariner 31/32
Sea Sprite 30/28

And many more...
Skookum 34
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Re: Westsail and Sister Boats

These are the boats up to this point:

Alajuela 33
Baba 30
Downeaster 38
Dreadnaughts
Fantasia 35
Fuji 32 | 35
Hans Christian 33
Ingrid 38
Kendalls
Liberty 28
Mariner 31 | 32
Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
Panda
Rafiki 35 | 37
Sea Sprite 28 | 30
Shannon 28
Skookum 34
Southern Cross 31
Tashing
True North 34
Tayana 37 (other Tayanas)
Union 32 | 36
Valiant 32 | 40
Willard 8 Ton



I'm busy wading through them. o_O
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G'day, mate. Your could add a Mason 33 (sometimes refered to as Tashing) to your list. All the best. Cheers
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Don't forget the Cabo Rico 38, another Bill Crealock design. Very stout and traditional.
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Re: Westsail and Sister Boats

Westsail 32 - Opinions Needed ! Read this entire thread. I considered a lot of the boats on that list above, including the Rafiki 37. If I could afford it, it would be without a doubt, the Tashiba 36. I decided on the Westsail 32. IMHO, the best bluewater boat for the money on the market today.
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I considered a lot of the boats on that list above, including the Rafiki 37. ... I decided on the Westsail 32. IMHO, the best bluewater boat for the money on the market today.
I don't doubt you're right SKG, but if you've got the extra shekels, the Rafiki 37 is a really sweet cruiser (he says, giving his completely unbiased opinion ).
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